Keeping the outside of your trailer clean - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 8 Old 07-17-2009, 03:17 PM Thread Starter
Green Broke
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 3,406
• Horses: 0
Keeping the outside of your trailer clean

Last year i bought a 30ft gooseneck trailer. Well my truck has stacks. And my trailer gets covvvered in exhaust. We don't have a pressure washer. Whats the best soap or method of washing that will be eaiser to get that darn exhaust off! Its nearly impossible to wash the trailer with just soap and a rag.
.Delete. is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 8 Old 07-18-2009, 03:03 AM
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Sundre, Alberta, Canada
Posts: 6,285
• Horses: 0
Would it be easier to extend the stacks?
FGRanch is offline  
post #3 of 8 Old 07-18-2009, 01:37 PM
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Sundre, Alberta, Canada
Posts: 6,285
• Horses: 0
I have one more suggestion! Try Ice Wheel and Tire cleaner by Turtle Wax, hope it figure something out!
FGRanch is offline  
post #4 of 8 Old 07-20-2009, 12:17 PM Thread Starter
Green Broke
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 3,406
• Horses: 0
The stacks are extended. We have bullhorns on there right now. My dad is taking it in to get even bigger stacks put on so hopefully it wont get the trailer so dirty. Plus our stacks right now are crap and they rattle and shake, they arn't even chrome =O Stupid exboyfriend. But anyways there is a place in PA that will wash AND wax your trailer for only $69! But the problem is itll take over $80 in fuel to go to PA and back. Thanks for your suggestion FGR. Ill look into it!
.Delete. is offline  
post #5 of 8 Old 07-20-2009, 12:58 PM
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: SE Kansas
Posts: 10,620
• Horses: 5
Try some Bug Off or any other bug and tar remover on the sooted areas. When I used to show my Mustang I always used it on the tail pipes to get them really clean. You have to leave it on for a bit then wipe it off rather than just spraying it off with water but it works great. Try putting a good wax on the area once they are clean. That will make future cleanings easier.

"Until one has loved an animal, part of one's soul remains unawakened..."
- Anatole France
Vidaloco is offline  
post #6 of 8 Old 07-20-2009, 01:05 PM
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: MN
Posts: 5,464
• Horses: 3
Truck stop car wash. They have the big drive in bay that will fit the whole rig.
mls is offline  
post #7 of 8 Old 07-21-2009, 04:25 AM
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: New River, Az
Posts: 2,472
• Horses: 0
Have you priced power washers? I have no idea what they run, but boy are they nice :) My dad bought one and lets me borrow it (mainly because where he lives now he doesn't need it, so he'd rather *I* store it lol), and I used it on my trailer... love it :)
CheyAut is offline  
post #8 of 8 Old 10-01-2009, 06:59 AM
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Vanzant MO
Posts: 527
• Horses: 2
You can try using Simple green or purple power(autozone) After you get it cleaned put a good coat of wax on it and it will help.

Never Ride Faster than your guardian angel can fly

Mingiz is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Keeping Draft Feathers Clean? BackInTheSaddleAgain Draft Horses 13 05-07-2009 12:20 PM
Keeping Clean in a muddy pasture? ilovemyPhillip Horse Grooming 21 04-11-2009 06:21 PM
How would you clean this? appylover31803 Horse Grooming 23 11-29-2008 03:59 PM
Wants: cheap used horse trailer or stock trailer cattleman Horse Tack and Equipment 3 09-14-2008 12:46 PM
help he never gets clean!!! Phantomcolt18 Horse Grooming 14 03-06-2008 05:10 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome